Mt. Lemmon Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

Common Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon (July 7, 2022) — Image by kenne

Common sneezeweed is also known as Helen’s flower, bitterweed, autumn sneezeweed, and false sunflower.
The genus name, Helenium, refers to the famous Helen of Troy. There is a legend that these flowers sprang from
the ground where Helen’s tears fell. The species name, autumnale, refers to the season of the flower’s blooming—autumn.
Synonyms for the scientific name include Helenium canaliculatum, H. latifolium, and H. parviflorum.
Source: U. S. Forest Service

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